Natava, I'm glad you're learning as much about
this as you're doing because when you're informed then you'll be able to get better control. Your fasting of 186 seems to mean you do have problems with carb metabolism. You might not be a full-fledged diabetic who needs medication though if
you can control the blood sugar yourself. The only way you and the doctor will know that is by your readings. It's a very good idea to keep a daily log of time, blood sugar reading, and what you eat. Take the blod sugar 2 hours after you start a meal. This way you'll see how you react to different kinds of food. Your chicken taco meal had beans, taco and chips - all of which could raise your blood sugar. But you'll learn what you can eat and what you can't in order to keep the blood sugar at a better level. When you see the doctor again, I suggest that you show him your log and also bring your blood glucose monitor in with you. If you have another lab test, then do your own test on your monitor and then compare the two results when you get the lab work back.
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds